City Council Agenda for Jan. 19, 2021

NOTICE OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNING BOARD OF THE

CITY OF HOWE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF HOWE, TEXAS WILL BE HELD ON THE 19th  day OF January 2021 AT 6:00 P.M., AT 700 W. Haning Street, HOWE, TEXAS AT WHICH TIME THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS WILL BE DISCUSSED, TO WIT:

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION

PLEDGE TO FLAGS

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

“Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.”

PUBLIC REQUEST – At this time comments will be taken from the audience on any subject whether or not that item is on the agenda.  All comments are limited to a maximum of three minutes.  In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Council may not discuss or act on any of the items not posted on the agenda.

CONSENT AGENDA

Consider/approve consent items which are marked by an *.

*             Minutes of November 17, 2020

*             Finance statements -November 2020

*             Finance statements- December 2020

*             Designate park at Summit Hill as COACH SIMMONS PARK

*             2019 Certified Tax Roll

*             2020 Tax Roll

                ELECTION ITEMS:

*             Notice of General Election 2021

*             Order of Election

*             Election Contract with Grayson County

*             Joint Election Contract with Howe ISD

  1. Discuss, consider and act upon consent agenda items.
  • Discuss, consider and act on Resolution 2020-0004, authorization for advance funding agreement with Texas Department of Transportation for a downtown next exit.
  • Departmental Reports:
    • Police Department.
    • Utility Department.
    • Code Enforcement.
    • Municipal Court.
    • Administration.
    • Fire Department.
    • Economic Development.

ADJOURN

Notes to agenda:

The Council may vote and/or act upon each of the items listed in the Agenda.

The Council reserves the right to retire into executive session concerning any of the items listed on this Agenda, whenever it is considered necessary and legally justified under the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Government Code Vernon’s Texas Codes Annotated in accordance with the authority contained in Section 551.071 – Consultation with attorney, Section 551.072 – Deliberation regarding real property, Section 551.073 – Deliberation regarding prospective gift, Section 551.074 – Personnel, Section 551.076 – Deliberation regarding security devices, and Section 551.087 – Deliberation regarding economic development negotiations.

Dated this 15th day of January 2021,

                                                                By ___________________________________

This is to certify that I, Joy Stevens, City Secretary, posted this agenda in the outside display at 3:30 p.m. on December at the City Hall of the City of Howe, Texas, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, and said Notice was posted continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said Meeting.

This facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available.  Request for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting.  Please contact Joy Stevens at 903-532-5571.  

Removed on the _____ day of ________ 2021 at ______ o’clock